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by senate majority leader harry reid. the vote was 173-246. it allows at $2.40 trillion increase in the debt ceiling by cutting the deficit by $2.20 trillion over the next 10 years. you can follow the debate now on c-span2. here now is the house for debate on the reid bill. man from california rise seek recognition? mr. dreier: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 2693, to cut spending, maintain existing commitnts and for other purposes, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 2693, a bill to cut spending, maintain existing commitments and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusts rise? >> parliamentary inquiry, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman will suspend. the house will be in order. the house will be in order. the gentleman has the right to be heard. the gentleman from massachusetts will state his inquiry. mr. mcgovern: mr. spear, is it true that a bill considered under suspension of the rules denies the
be to have the speaker, senator reid and senator mcconnell recommend to us a single plan. senator thune said yesterday i think if you look at the basic framework, it wouldn't be that hard to figure out something that we could perhaps agree upon. i listened to senator isakson and senator murkowski express similar thoughts earlier today. so i think there is real kernels here of optimism and a way forward, but i -- for the life of me, i can't understand why we can't keep our focus on job creation in the global economic race. the rest of the world isn't waiting for us. they're on the march. i'm an old mountain climber in more ways than one, mr. president, and i can tell you that i have learned that there are some similarities between attempting some of the world's highest peaks and work here in washington, d.c., but the difference i found is that when the going gets tough here on capitol hill, it always seems like not only do you face the challenges the mountain presents but there is a team of saboteurs who are trying to push and pull you off the mountain. and i really have to say that i believe
's what you're doing. you're trying to throw a monkey wrench in the reid bill before it can even leave the station. that's what you're doing. you're trying to make sure that the senate cannot work its will. why isn't this bill being brought up? because senator reid wants to sit down with senate republicans and work out a compromise and you're bringing up this bill to make sure that this will never happen, this is a disgraceful moment, mr. dreier, it is a disgraceful moment. mr. dreier: will the gentleman yield? mr. levin: no. mr. dreier: madam speaker, may i yield time to my friend? may i yield time to my friend from michigan? am i allowed to yield time to my friend? mr. levin: mr. dreier, you have always spoken and the -- mr. dreier: i am the author of this measure. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has not been recognized. mr. levin: i want you to yield to me. mr. mcgovern: i yield the gentleman 15 seconds. mr. levin: mr. dreier, it's clear what you're doing here. mr. reid wants to sit down and work with mr. mcconnell. what you're trying to do is make sure that a signal is sent
clear to the american people, senate republicans are ready to vote on the reid, cloture on the reid proposal in 30 minutes, in an hour, as soon as we can get our colleagues over to the floor we're ready to vote. but requiring 60 votes, particularly on a matter of this enormous importance, is not at all unusual. it's the way the senate operates. so, mr. president, i will not belabor it any further. we would be happy to vote at any time the majority leader thinks it would be appropriate to vote on his proposal. i yield the floor. mr. reid: mr. president, a filibuster is known all over america as a way to stall to prevent votes. that's all this is about. if my republican colleagues are so anxious to vote, let us have a vote. we would move this matter down the field very quickly. and finally, i would say the matter that is now known as the reid amendment, is that the president's first choice? no. he wanted to do what he called the grand deal, and he thought he had that worked out with the speaker. but the president knows what i have put forward is good for the country. it extends the de
opposition in the senate where harry reid already had 53 committed votes against it. this is the kind of speech that a speaker gives when he knows his legislation is going nowhere. >> i stuck my neck out a mile to try to get an agreement with the president of the united states, in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where we are. but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. this house has acted and it is time for the administration and time for our colleagues across the aisle, put something on the table! tell us where you are! >> when you are actually legislating realistically instead of symbolically, the speech you give at that point is something along the lines of the senate must take action on this bill and the president must sign it. you don't beg the other side to -- >> put something on the table! tell us where you are! >> and you don't need to do that when the president has already told you where you are. >> it has no chance of becoming law. >> speaker boehner has known this day is coming for a long time. last year, he said this to "the new yorker" abou
to defeat the house proposal and the senate expected to move to harry reid's proposal to raise the debt ceiling by $2.3 trillion. and aims to enact 2.8 trillion. but the democrats don't trust the math. and fifth grade civics lesson here. harry reid can't get the vote. and which raises the question, at one part will they give way to serious considerationso? the administration says they need the credit line. with no end game in clear sight, financial marktss more than nervous. wall street in its worst week in a year. the dow, down 4.2% for the week meaning your 401(k) took a hit. we are waiting for harry reid to say, what next. >> i will be honest with you, john. it doesn't seem like there is a clear path to what is next. senate major leader harry reid has an array of options before him. what we know with pretty much serenity because we have been hearing it from the senate majority leader himself, the bill that just passed the house is dead on arrival. the democrats have support and it will not be going any way. the question, what is next? he has optioned and they did not appear to know w
's bill is dead. just as senate majority leader harry reid had promised. the boehner bill was killed within minutes of arrive no contest the senate chamber. the senate tabled it by a vote of 59-41. but just before arriving in the senate the debt ceiling bill had passed the house and it was a squeaker for the speaker but he did get the votes. here is what the very fired up speaker said to get the votes in the house of representatives. >> this will be the seconded bill we sent over to the senate and yet not one lease of legislation out of the senate has passed that deals with this crisis. and my colleagues i can tell you that i have worked with the president and the administration since the beginning of this year to avoid being in this spot. i have offered ideas. i have negotiated. not one time, not one time did the administration ever put any plan on the table. all they would do was criticize what i put out there. i stuck my neck out a mile to try to get an agreement with the president of the united states. i stuck my neck out a mile. i put revenues on the table. in order to try to co
leader harry reid had promised. the boehner bill was killed within minutes of arrive no contest the senate chamber. the senate tabled it by a vote of 59-41. but just before arriving in the senate the debt ceiling bill had passed the house and it was a squeaker for the speaker but he did get the votes. here is what the very fired up speaker said to get the votes in the house of representatives. >> this will be the seconded bill we sent over to the senate and yet not one lease of legislation out of the senate has passed that deals with this crisis. and my colleagues i can tell you that i have worked with the president and the administration since the beginning of this year to avoid being in this spot. i have offered ideas. i have negotiated. not one time, not one time did the administration ever put any plan on the table. all they would do was criticize what i put out there. i stuck my neck out a mile to try to get an agreement with the president of the united states. i stuck my neck out a mile. i put revenues on the table. in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being
of them. leader reid has responded to the pleas of the american people by offering us a sensible compromise. i urge my colleagues to be statesmen for the sake of the country. please, come to the table. we are trying to work with you. for the sake of the country, the clock is ticking. thank you, mr.ught out in the debate. when washington says it's going to cut spending, it's untruthful with the american public. because both the boehner bill and the reid bill increase discretionary spending over the next 10 years by one of them $830 billion and the other $832 billion. how is it that we can with a straight face in this body talk about a cut when in fact we're going to -- and c.b.o. says we're going to actually increase the spending in the discretionary accounts over the next 10 years nearly a trillion dollars. and you've heard the debate in the house, in the senate of a sput. and of course, that goes to what the heart of the problem is in our country. is words get twisted around to the advantage of the politicians, but to the disadvantage of the american citizens. we are in trouble
to move forward on the harry reid legislation or not. they will need 60 senators to move forward with debate on that. earlier today, 43 senate republicans sent a letter to harry reid expressing their opposition to this measure. some of the opposition turns to the white house. you heard in a briefing that mitch mcconnell had been in contact with the president. mcconnell says that if the president decides to meet -- reach an agreement with gop leaders, most democrats will follow. we are in those discussions now. if we hear any more about live coverage of briefings, c-span will have that for you today. you can follow the senate on c-span also. in just a bit, we will show you all the today's debate on the breed proposal on the house floor -- the harry reid proposal on the house floor. we want to show you the speeches from this weekend, the speech speeches from- president obama and senator jon kyl of arizona. >> the plan would force us to relive this crisis in a few short months. it would hold washington captain to politics once again. that is not acceptable. any solution to avoid def
be shared. >> is that's code for tax hikes. senate majority leader harry reid said wealthy americans need to pony up to get the debt down . 9.2 percent unemployment is this any time to talk about tax hikings. welcome to cashin in. >> wayne rogers and tracey burns and john layfield and democratic strategist . what would the plan do for job. >> it would do wrero. these guys have no job's plan or energy plan or tax plan. we are the only developed country in the entire world without this . it is an answer go after a populas marriage. since jackson and hamilton. go after the rich and corporate taxes. and oil companies and in reality all of that money harry reid is talking about 50 billion. that means our deficit annually is 1.6 trillion and doesn't pay the special. take away from their own failure and put it on the rich guy in the corner office. a lot of small companies do create jobs and harry reid could be making a mistake here in >> harry reid when he talks about shared sacrifice. let the congress share that. democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for the tax can esca
senator harry reid, democrat of they have dark, quoted as saying in 1997, i believe we should have a -- constitutional amendment to balance the budget. i'm willing to go for that. i don't know what has changed. durbin, almost 20 years ago he said we need to move towards a balanced budget amendment. there are many other democrats, some who have run recently like senator brown of ohio he says before asking for your vote i owe it to you to tell you where i stand. that's for a balanced budget amendment. there are lots of instances where democrats have -- senators have called for a balance budget amendment. though we have this sort of political intrigue, nobody seems to be willing to sit down and resolve it. and we have, as you say drama. but it is not getting prettier. so now what? >> well, that's the hypocrisy that i guess is inherent in this politics as usual from these washington, d.c. characters. they say one thing as candidates. they get elected and do their flip-flop. with harry reid as you mentioned saying he was for a balanced budget amendment. look at president obama, when he
had no one to negotiate with. >> senator reid went up to senator mcconnell on the floor and said let's talk. let's work this out. knock. nothing all day long. not a word. and later at the end of the day, a call from senator mcconnell who said, i'm not going to negotiate with you. that's unfortunate. >> if the president hadn't decided to blow up the bipartisan solution, that members of congress worked so hard to produce last weekend, we'd be voting to end this crisis today. >> nbc's luke russert is live for us on capitol hill. i don't know, luke. these two sides sound farther apart than ever as they get ready to buckle down and work together. can something get done today? >> reporter: that's the question, i think everyone around the country is really asking. and the question that needs to be asked is where are the negotiations? and quite frankly, no one really kno knows for sure. mcconnell said to reid he would not negotiate an extension unless president obama was involved in the talks. harry reid then said he was trying to negotiate with rank and file republicans in the senate but th
in tonight for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. right now harry reid has decided well, we're going to table the boehner bill and we're going to go to that live on the floor of the u.s. senate. harry reid speaking. or he was speaking and now he is not speaking. well, they are deliberating on whether they should consider this bill or not consider the bill. and we'll, you know, we will join it as harry reid comes back. and, james rosen is with us. of course, washington correspondent capitol hill. the man who knows everything that's going on. ed henry is going to join us in just a moment from the white house. james, harry reid gets up there just moments ago, and he moves to introduce the boehner bill which is really to chevrolet the boehner bill, what's happening? >> use the boehner bill as a shell often legislation severine parliamentary pristles to move it quickly. take that bill, gut it and put in the guts of their own bill and, of course, we know how things will go from there? >> laura: before we go to ed, tell us about this big balanced budget amendment added after all this tea pa
talks. in addition we just heard from senate majority leader harry reid, he said after there was no vote on the house side late last night, that they will move forward with their own plan, and that announcement comes just moments after the commerce department issued some terrible numbers on the ó health of the economy, worse than expected. nbc's kricht kristen welker is white house this morning for us. so much going on, but let's start about this decision about president obama to speak now less than 20 minutes from now. what are we expecting to hear? >> reporter: hi there, chris, we're not expecting a large announcement today. we do expect him, though, to put the pressure on here to say that time has run out. we all watched last night the drama that unfolded on capitol hill when speaker boehner tried to wrangle the votes so that he could get his bill through the house. that never happened. they didn't have the vote last night, so he's going to be back trying to wrangle some more votes this morning, but we expect president obama to argue, look, the time has run out. we've got to get som
they're making progress. democratic senate leader harry reid and republican senate leader mitch mcconnell on the senate floor moments ago. look. >> today the speaker republican leader held a press conference to announce they're in talks with the president and that a bargain to raise the debt ceiling is in the works and is close. in president, members of the senate, that's not true. i just spent two hours with the president, vice president, and leader pelosi, and it's fair for me to say that the engagement there is not in any meaningful way. the speaker, republican leader should know that merely saying we have agreement in front of a few television cameras doesn't make it so. >> the fact of the matter is that the only way we're going to get an agreement before tuesday is to have an agreement with the president of the united states. and the only person in america of the 307 million of us who can sign something into law. and i'm more optimistic than my friend, the majority leader. we've both talked to the president today. talked to the vice president several times. i think we've got a
reid to put forward his own legislation. in all likelihood a bill that combines democratic proposals perhaps with parts of the boehner bill. now, the senate bill will then head back to the house and if it passes there it will move on to the president's desk. and joining me now with reaction are two people who will play a key role in this weekend's political drama. pennsylvania senator pat toomey and new hampshire senator kelly ayotte. welcome to the program. thanks for being me. >> ithanks sean. >> the bill tabled. in other words, thisth is the second time that the house of representatives as it relates to the debt ceiling has passed the bill and the bill has been tabled at least temporarily on this one. they are not even taking the bill up, correct? >> that is exactly right. more evidence, clear and really unavoidable evidence that the senate democrats are unwilling to even so much as have a debate about a measure that would put us on a path to a balanced budget. they are so passionately opposed, seriously that opposed to a balanced budget that they won't even allow us to have a deb
by a margin of 218-210 votes. now, tabling the bill allows senator harry reid to put forward his own legislation. in all likelihood a bill that combines democratic proposals perhaps with parts of the boehner bill. now, the senate bill will then head back to the house and if it passes there it will move on to the president's desk. and joining me now with reaction are two people who will play a key role in this weekend's political drama. pennsylvania senator pat toomey and new hampshire senator kelly ayotte. welcome to the program. thanks for being me. >> ithanks sean. >> the bill tabled. in other words, thisth is the second time that the house of representatives as it relates to the debt ceiling has passed the bill and the bill has been tabled at least temporarily on this one. they are not even taking the bill up, correct? >> that is exactly right. more evidence, clear and really unavoidable evidence that the senate democrats are unwilling to even so much as have a debate about a measure that would put us on a path to a balanced budget. they are so passionately opposed, seriously that
. >> and the president went on to say that, yes, he could back harry reid's plan in the senate. >> and congress now has one week left to act. and there's still pass forward. the senate has introduced a plan to avoid default which makes a down payment on deficit reduction and ensures that we don't have to go through this again in six months. i think that's a much better approach. although serious deficit reduction would still require us to tackle the tough challenges of entitlement and tax reform. either way, i've told leaders of both parties that they must come up with a fair compromise in the next few days that can pass both houses of congress, and a compromise that i can sign. i'm confident we can reach this compromise. despite our disagreements, republican leaders and i have found common ground before. and i believe that enough members of both parties will ultimately put politics aside and help us make progress. >> and putting it in a historical perspective, the president also had a message for the tea party tonight. >> i realize that a lot of the new members of congress and i don't see eye to eye o
to washington's political warfare. >> and the president went on to say that, yes, he could back harry reid's plan in the senate. >> and congress now has one week left to act. and there's still pass forward. the senate has introduced a plan to avoid default which makes a down payment on deficit reduction and ensures that we don't have to go through this again in six months. i think that's a much better approach. although serious deficit reduction would still require us to tackle the tough challenges of entitlement and tax reform. either way, with i've told leaders of both parties that they must come up with a fair compromise in the next few days that can pass both houses of congress, and a compromise that i can çsign. i'm confident we can reach this compromise. despite our disagreements, republican leaders and i have found common ground before. and i believe that enough members of both parties will ultimately put politics aside and help us make progress. >> and putting it in a historical perspective, the president also had a message for the tea party tonight. >> i realize that a lot of th
reid has all but said he will table it, and it is not going anywhere, and he has his own plan in the senate which will be introduced this weekend, which is not palatable to all of his members and may not make the 60 vote he needs and after the senate would not get any support in the house of representatives. so we are at loggerheads. reaction from republican from ohio, the congressman, a very crucial vote member for the speaker to persuade. are you persuaded? >>guest: look, this bill is better the fact that we are continuing to focus on the need for a balanced budget amendment, everyone has to live under that and the federal government should do the same thing. i like where that is moving and i like there are no tax increases but i'm not going to support it because i believe the window of opportunity to fix this problem is closing so rapidly we have to have a balanced budget amendment now. link it to this first debt ceiling increase not the second. >>shepard: so even if he puts the balanced budget amendment in there that is still not good enough for you? >>guest: it would be g
. clearly the vice president, very engaged. mitch mcconnell, harry reid. harry reid has just said the boehner plan which now looks like it will have the votes, now that he's tried to get his freshmen into line, that that will pass, most likely, then go to the senate. it will be taken up and it will be defeated. so you've got at least 51 votes plus two independents against it in the senate and possibly some republicans as well. then what happens? is there some combination of harry reid and boehner that is being worked on behind the scenes which takes the budget cuts this all have agreed on, that the biden group was talking about, and tries to move on from there? >> well, there is lots of avenues for agreement. there is -- there aren't that many big differences between the boehner plan and the reid plan other than one critical difference which is under john boehner's plan, we would be right back in this mess right at the holiday season, having this same debate, creating uncertainty in the economy at one of the most critical times for the economy, the holiday season. we don't want to
with this . i guess, chet, the house starts kicking harry reid's camp down the road. >> they are going to do a bill that harry reid hasn't sent over to the house. but it was a proposal he cooked up that was not passed by the senate and it is the reid bill it is from the republican congressman from california . this is elements of what harry reid put together. it is tit for tat. >> house passed the bill and reid killed it and they will kill what reid proposed. >> they are voting on a shell bill. >> like what you are doing atime. >> and there is no way it will pass. they are doing it under suspension of the rules. meaning you need a super majority to pass it. this is no way it will get that. a lot of democrats don't like the proposal. >> where is this going? >> what is interesting is that the house and senate are talking past one another and not closer to forging a deal. the last hope is harry reid trying to get seven or eight republican senators involved. lisa murkowski of alaska and get them to sign on to a package and send it back to the house. john boehner has a deep problem in the house.
's confident and optimistic. moments ago harry reid seemed to throw some cold water on the new found optimism. rets go to capitol hill. our congressal correspondent kate bolduan is following this. what do we know? >> reporter: it's changing minute by minute. we did see what could be a significant step in the negotiations just a short time ago when the top republican in the senate, he said, who is a key negotiator in whatever the end game s-he said that those stalled debt talks that were happening that have been stalled all this past week he acknowledged they are talking once again. list engineer here. actually, i don't think we have the sound. that was mitch mcconnell who said he had spoken with the president as well as the vice president and that he says they are fully engaged in serious negotiations. that is a big statement. i'll tell you almost as quickly as we heard that come from the top republican in the senate we also heard from senate majority leader harry reid as he was returning to the capitol from a meeting at the white house with the president. he was asked if they were any closer
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